It's All About The U

Update: Use this as the open thread for the game tonight. See you guys on the flip side. Go Hokies! --Joe

Tonight's game against Miami will likely decide the ACC Coastal. In the ACC era, Tech's been a terrific road team. Coming into the season the Hokies held the record for consecutive true road games won (juking the stats a bit, but still impressive). However, this season they haven't won a game away from Lane.

I traveled to Pitt and Cincinnati. Both stadiums were missing something. People for sure, but also that familiar but indescribable ambience swirling around a college football game. Something like a cocktail of noise, sweat, and excitement splashed on your face as soon as you look down at the field from your seat. Either way, good teams are able to focus solely on taking care of business. Tech couldn't at the beginning of the year, can they do so tonight in another poorly attended college game shoehorned into a pro stadium?

Similar to Tech, Miami's offense has been up and down all season.

Their four best offensive games were against Boston College, NC State, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina who ranked 111th, 76th, 73rd, 48th in total defense respectively. They were swallowed up by Florida State (2nd), Notre Dame (11th), and Kansas State (30th).

In the second-half of the season, Miami's offense hasn't been explosive.

[Stephen] Morris' longest completion since his seven-touchdown, 1,002-yard two-game stretch that featured nine pass plays of 40 yards or more? A 32-yard garbage time completion to Davon Johnson late in the fourth quarter versus Florida State, which preceded Morris' only TD pass in his last three games (an eight-yarder to Rashawn Scott).

The other big pass plays? A 28-yard dump and run by tight end Clive Walford versus Notre Dame; a 26-yard dump and run by Duke Johnson in the same game; and a 24-yard dump and run by Mike James versus FSU.

Of Miami's 21 offensive plays that have gone more than 25+ yards, just 5 came against FSU, ND, and K-State.

Other than the outlier performances against Georgia Tech and NC State, Morris' highest passing total to date is 223 yards against FSU. However, he has been victimized by drops.

According to ESPN, UM went into last week's game against the Seminoles with 23 drops -- the second most by any school from a BCS automatic qualifying conference this season.

Miami will dink and dunk, but they do like to take their shots down the field. If UM's receivers can beat Tech's man coverage Morris is good enough to make the throws.

True freshman Duke Johnson is Miami's big playmaker. He's a three-way threat and ranks 28th nationally in all-purpose yards (137.88). Tech's struggled this season containing dynamic tailbacks. Johnson is battling turf toe and sprained his right ankle against FSU, but will play tonight. However, expect redshirt freshman Dallas Crawford to get some touches.

"You know, people don't think he's that big or he's just a quick guy, but he's really physical," [left guard Jon] Feliciano said. "He likes to get hit and like to hit."

Golden was mum on what Crawford's role would be, except that he would probably figure into the game plan. Look for him to be a between the tackles presence for Miami.

Defensively, it'll again be up to Tech's d-line to lead the charge.

The pass rush has come around the last two weeks. The Hokies had 10 sacks against Duke and Clemson after getting only eight the first six games. Getting Maddy healthy at tackle has helped. He's given them a push up the middle that was lacking. Maddy mentioned that Tech's line is doing more work on pass-rushing moves at practice, even during scout-team drills that are usually at less than full speed. "I know we're working hard at our accountability in practice, our effort at practice and our practice habits," Wiles said. "And I think it's carrying over to the game. We're practicing like we're trying to play."

Also note, Corey Marshall has surpassed J.R. Collins at end.

Miami's defense this season is terrible. Players washing out of the program, and jumping prematurely to the NFL has left the Canes young and inexperienced. From Miami's media guide, "In the first 20 games of the Al Golden era, Miami has used 18 different defensive starting lineups."

An under the radar guy to keep an eye on is defensive linemen Corey King. Golden praised him for how he practiced in ones vs. ones work.

We've written extensively this season about Tech's inconsistent offense, and how many of the problems won't be able to be solved until after the season. However, Miami's rush defense is ranked 119th nationally. If the Hokies can establish the run, I'm confident the rest of the offense will open up. After an extra few days to rest, Logan should be a bigger part of the ground attack.

Farris was listed as probable in the injury report, so look for him to start at center, and Via, Benedict, and Lil' Wang to rotate at the guard spots. Via struggled snapping against Clemson, so that's one less complication for an offense with many issues.

Beamer Co. promoting the number two receivers, Corey Fuller and Demetri Knowles, to co-starters at split-end and flanker, respectively, was long overdue. More slants to Fuller, deep balls to Knowles, and less screens that stop before they start.

This game isn't nationally relevant in the slightest, but the winner can book hotels for Charlotte. That should mean something to both teams. I know it will to Miami. Golden had them fired up and humming in Lane last season, and I don't expect anything less than their best game this time around.

I blindly trust Beamer Co.'s almost spotless ACC era 27-2 November record, and I believe it can convey there's plenty left to play for. So, let's hope we cant take Miami's best shot and hit them right back.

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Comments

Either team....

...can win this game by 20 points. Or it could be a <3 point game, dependent on the last play.

I'm thinking it's the Hokies, 34-10.

Thug U has the defense to make it look like we actually have an offense. But I have little faith in our ability to exploit advantages this season.

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Our only two losses in November since joining the ACC are against....

Miami in '05 and Miami in '08.

Livin the Dream

Follow me @HokieBarek

That's why I said "blindly" believing in. Now I has a sad.

Eli is a saaaaad panda... He has the best disappointment reaction I have ever seen in football, or maybe anywhere for that matter. Looks like a little kid.

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what does everybody think?

win or lose?

i'm thinking we've been abysmal on the road this year and i'm not sure that changes tonight.

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

The one time OVER throwing it would've been best too...

This is like watching a train wreck. But I can't look away.

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And as I say that..... Punt is blocked.

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WTP

What The Punt.

This is the VT team I've come to expect this year.

Exum, my man. Although that was a nicely thrown ball.

Seriously??!

This season is killing me.... It's like we just make soooo many stupid mistakes. Not like we get outplayed, we just shoot ourselves in the foot whenever we get a chance.

First post about playcalling all year

but twins to short side of the field and we run Joey Phillips out of the backfield on a circle route...

Haha. I really wish the

Haha.

I really wish the O-Line could stay healthy.
And M.Davis just tried to make a really good block. The defender just shed the block really well.

do my eyes decieve me

Marcus Davis pancaked a guy

A new season...new hope

For .24 seconds then he got in on the tackle. But he showed much more effort than usual. Me likey.

if we can't win..

...at least it looks like we will punch them all in the throat..

why does jesse palmer keep calling exum our best corner?

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Dude that's been what everyone has been saying all year...and I'm not a fan

he can make good plays..but it seems like he is only good for about 3-4 of them a game at the most..then he looks lost the rest of the game..

who else?

I think he wins by default considering there are no other corners. Bonner is at safety when he should be at corner, fuller is just a whip/nickel out of place, and none of the freshmen have stepped up/been aloud to step up.

godamnit

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

WOOOOOOO! SPECIAL TEAMS!

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Wait... what? we aren't wearing orange?

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Kills me seeing the posession comparison and yet we're losing...

change of possession, turnover, whats the difference? lol

. . .

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Maybe the title of this thread is going to be the story of this game.

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Sup bros

Why is Holmes getting so many touches? Didn't we talk about this?

he aint changing many minds so far

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Neither is Gregory.

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can I be a smartass and say...

Frank Beamer needs to fire whoever the special teams coach is

A new season...new hope

haha i was gonna ask who's coaching special teams tonight

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I'm not sure which is more depressing

Watching the Chiefs or the Hokies. Lucky for me, BOTH are able to disappoint me at the same time tonight.

only thing keeping my spirits up tonight

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Why hasn't Coleman been in the game??? Strong, downhill run there.

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why?

Why do we throw with our backs to the end zone when we only need 3 yards..but when we need ten in the red zone we run 3 straight plays?

wanna win? put jc in!

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

LT3!!!!!

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

just like last year, but for 60 more yards

RIP Stick it In

Don't mean to get technical...

But that play was a draw, the one last year was a read option.

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Wow. How the fuck did that hole open? The linebacker slipped. Otherwise it only would have been about 20 yards

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The next person to say "Beamberball"

...gets pistol-whipped.

"Hey Rece Davis whats that place you like to eat at with the mozzarella sticks and all the goofy shit on the walls?"

Super Troopers reference

"What Beamer Ball?"

A new season...new hope

seriuosly frank? pride and

seriuosly frank?

pride and joy my ass

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Special teams certainly are special... short bus special

Lolz.

Comparing "Skipper" to "Touchdown Tommy"...

HEFTY HEFTY HEFTY!!!! wimpy, wimpy, wimpy...

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Dear God.

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I'm wondering if we can do anything right. Nice run by Logan, missed extra point. All season, when it seems like we get a break and gain some momentum, we always seem to do something to take away from it a little. The Pitt game is especially coming to mind.... As I'm typing this... Duke Johnson strikes

God almighty this team doesn't deserve to be anywhere near a conference championship game

Well, I can admit when I'm wrong. Happy the defense forced a field goal after the long run.

Nice coverage by Exum there. Woulda loved a pick though.

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What kind of tacking was that??! Watch Exum playing 2 hand touch at the end

well we held them

To a field goal

A new season...new hope

1 play game

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

What did i do to deserve this painful to watch defense and special teams. I get it twice a week with OSU and VT

"I never surprise myself"

and theres gregory

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Gregory fumble-itis.

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please put in jc

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I want to bash..

The announcer who is not Jesse palmer or Reese Davis...he is annoying me

A new season...new hope

David Pollack?

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Is J.C Coleman in the doghouse? ... where are his touches?

Tony "Butterfingers" Gregory is back in commission, I see...

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

i mean fumbles and everyone else is getting nowhere, we need jc

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

Wait!!! Did our special teams do something good tonight???!

tweedy did at least

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

WAS THAT ONE REF SERIOUSLY SIGNALING TOUCHBACK???

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I love how we absolutely just cannot tackle tonight. That's awesome.

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

this is embarassing

We have sunk to the level of the ACC...

A new season...new hope

"bonner you gotta make a tackle dog" when the announcers say it, i mean its that obvious

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

we gotta get some pressure on this dude

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

This is pathetic.

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jimmy johnson is actually coaching tonight..we have no chance..

We need a touchdown here or I might just say fuck it at halftime. I'm embarrassed by this performance.

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Dr. Lou

Maybe Dr. Lou can get our guys fired up at half and look there is jimmy johnson

A new season...new hope

Hosley

We are seeing the after effects of not having a Hosley at corner on one side of the field. The things Foster could do when he knew he had Hosley locking down one side of the field.. so many different coverages and blitz packages. We saw what happened last year in ACCCG when he went out in first quarter against Clemson.

I agree... Hosley basically just left early to cut his losses and get the hell out of Dodge before the NFL started looking at his injury situation too much.

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jc layin the lumber! haha and

jc layin the lumber!

haha and the flag

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

TEs can catch

Oh Jimmy and Al spent time on the water..maybe on a love boat

A new season...new hope

well, the hokies are hitting how many canes have gotten hurt already?

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Miami secondary starting to feel the Logan Paintrain

dumb play calling

What the f was that

A new season...new hope

how bout this clock management?

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Wowowowowow fucking piss poor clock management holy fuck

Frankinator not too happy... Wonder if his seat's a little warm?

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Frank the tank! Frank the tank! That's a lot of emotion for one half from him

RIP Stick it In

Not even remotely. I really like the fire and passion though. He's been lacking that. I wonder if that is why the players don't show any?

this game is shaping up like michigan/clemson, lots of yards, not many points

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

What the crap is up with the refs letting the clock roll like that??? Glad HCFB is going off though.

its a threeway game

Vt, Miami, and the ACC Refs who will win

A new season...new hope

I vote Refs.

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These refs blow but sweet baby jesus why call a slow developing qb roll out with 12 secs? Why isnt he throwing it away? Who is coaching this team? These are pop warner level concepts

"They'll never expect us to run a slow developing play like this. It has to work!"

I dunno... But you would think it's common sense that you want two quick passing plays there. That slant we run from the shotgun is MONEY with Corey Fuller. Run that twice. Has to work one out of the two times for a TD.

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or logan throws a pick

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

True.

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Frank must have taken lessons from the Andy Reid School of Clock Management

Tivo'd and rewinded it

still don't know why the clock was started after that 3 and 1...was the timeout not awarded? Should of been 29 seconds left.

Don't worry

The ACC wont sanction or punish the refs at all...Side note this game and the telecast feel weird like there isnt any energy..Weird interview with Jimmy Johnson and David Pollard needs to be taken out back and beaten with a rubber hose.

A new season...new hope

3rd and close should have been a measurement... either way make sure you get the TO, common sense

Did you know

LSU and Alabama have good football teams and they play each other Saturday

A new season...new hope

rooting hard for lsu. give all the sec teams one loss and confuse the media greatly

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I'm resolved

to never watch those two play again after all the bullshit last year.

exum's having a pretty good game so far.

beside the td of course

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

jarrett just looks exactly like eddie used to returning punts i love it

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

Knowles

I want him to have a big game next week just so I can hear "Knowles is tearing up the Knowles"

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*Noles... Damn it.

*Noles...

Damn it.

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i guess scales is the odd man out

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Don't understand why we don't have a power set with him in it.

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I guess Holmes is our power runner?

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logan's taking a lot of hits. . .

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Don't like it.

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god mother fucking damnit

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

This team is making me so friggin angry. We're outplaying these guys except for a couple retarded plays....

michigan. . .

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Uhhh I have no idea which stupid game you're talking about?...

It's almost like Miami doesn't go full in practice with all these injuries

But he has sweet "J" and "C" tattoos on the back of his arms....gay

cody journell

Is decent and honorable man who is already inythe hall of fame

A new season...new hope

are we not above using gay as an insult?

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Glad I'm going to see Jim Gaffigan in about an hour to give me some comic relief from this terrible spectacle.

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the d is lights out this half

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

this game has an '06/'09

Feel.to.it Defense solid offense bumbling Looks like a dirty win

A new season...new hope

o play calling

Short passes are working so lets call deep pass plays

A new season...new hope

sometimes you just gotta laugh

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

punt it

Though the call was good

A new season...new hope

If someone was just watching this game for the fun of it, there's no way they haven't turned the channel yet

I like how he's still alive

I like how Logan is still alive there, but if you grab his ankle he's immediately down

RIP Stick it In

D plays their nuts off O fails to convert, miami pulls away... same shit different game

what a play

We should add a double pass to our play book

A new season...new hope

It felt like a slap in the face towards stinespring and ocain

Did anyone else hear the "Lets go! Hokies!" chant from the crowd? Also, HNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

RIP Stick it In

A well executed wr pass, Stineyocain take notes

thats all folks

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Anybody care to post detailed updates? I'm not in front of the TV for the remaining quarter :/

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offensive possession

Offensive line became a turnstile, Logan sacked on 2nd down and pass batted on 3rd. Punt

RIP Stick it In

Thanks man

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This sux

Can we just use Logan as a RB and get a real QB?? He can't seem to make any easy throws and his arm has cost us this game. Just being honest...and now depressed

gif of Foster

I cant pull it from the telecast but I would love a gif of Foster yelling GOD DAMNIT after Miami Converted the Third and long

A new season...new hope

6-6?

Can someone design a helmet that has "FML" instead of "VT" on it please? Thanks

Season of Missed Oppurtunities

Most frustrating team I have ever watched.

Logan 3:16

Cant wait for FSU to.come to Lane next week and see vt get curb stomped on national tv

looking at the brightside

No shot at 10 win season maybe not a bowl either big changes could come in the off season

A new season...new hope

We gotta make a bowl game bro. That would just be embarrassing...

if we don't beat BC and UVA, we won't be. Who else do we play besides FSU?

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Yup. Realistically we'll be 6-6 this year...speechless

Well how about the 2013 Hokies

We'll have a Sr QB and players with at least a year of experience on the offense.

A new season...new hope

C'mon Logan

I'm still sore about that 4th down pass to Joey Phillips. I don't think it's possible to be more open than that.

In his defense..

He did have a Miami player jumping 7 feet up in the air in front of him....

Logan 3:16

Nope

I'm too drunk to be rational. It's easier to blame it on Logan.

Not a fan of VT2012

This is the worst VT team I have seen. I graduated in '98 and I have seen some teams with mediocre talent who ended with mediocre seasons. Generally, though, teams play their hearts out and play above their talent level. This team seems to have no heart.

I hate to say it, but no leadership either. Like the dudes on the tv said, you expect a great qb to elevate the play of those around him. I haven't seen LT do that.

AND...

if we still have an offensive coaching staff that is unable to score points on 2 of the worst defenses in the FBS, we will still disappoint. Our offense needs a total reboot, and our special teams need a dedicated coach b/c obviously, CFB is unable to dedicate the time necessary to make them successful. They have been medocre at best over the last 5 years, maybe more. Tonight's game was a national TV embarassment. I hope to have the fortitude to watch all of the FSU game, but it may be difficult. The only silver lining that can come is new coaches. Never thought I would see a CFB coached team at 4-6 again, but I suspect it is about to happen.

VTCC '86 Delta Derelicts, Hokie in Peru

I just got home

Didn't get a chance to watch the game.
We totally dominated an inferior Miami team that had about 2000 fans in the stands, right?
Wait, what?

Yeah we did

Except for in the one place that counts.

Logan 3:16

This under-performance is inexcusable. Changes must be made, or VT better believe they'll begin to lose fans.

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!

That's all I have to say about last night's game.

oh wait, I do have a little bit more...it was annoying as hell, with 2 minutes remaining the in the 4th quarter, having to listen to the commentators speculate on the ACC Championship and having the conversation NOT be focused on Virginia Tech. But, how can I blame the commentators? Miami was 1 of 12 on 3rd down conversions and was leading the game, Miami had significantly less yards rushing and was leading the game, Miami had the ball for less time AND WAS LEADING THE GAME!

(insert subject title of this comment post here)

Goodbye ACC Championship, it was nice knowing you.

Maybe next year (sh*t I said last year).

get some dum-dums!

"But, how can I blame the commentators?"

I feel like you can always blame Jesse Palmer for something

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This made me chuckle

but mostly because I can't cry at work.

get some dum-dums!

And another thing...

We carved up a pumpkin before the game and pulled out some old newspapers to cover the table. Lo and behold, look what I found:

I shared it on Twitter during the game and, strangely, following that post, Logan ran for his 73 yard touchdown.

#ThePowerOfTyrod

get some dum-dums!

Ty-Rod-Tay-Lor

Sadly, that was our last meaningful win.

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner

i found 38-0 to be very meaningful

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

And so did I. I meant on a

And so did I.

I meant on a national stage. Meaningful to the college football gods.

Wasn't trying to be too negative or anything. It was just something I realized as I was looking at the picture and thinking back to that wonderful game. Danny Coale's still open.

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner